- Offline database support
- Database mirroring
- SQL AlwaysOn for SQL Server 2012, 2014, and 2016
- Provisioning Server failover
- Configuring for high availability with shared storage
- Configuring the boot file for high availability
When a Provisioning Server is configured by the Configuration Wizard, that server can be selected as one of the servers used to connect target devices during the boot process. To be highly available, at least two login Provisioning Servers must be listed in the boot file (maximum of four servers).
The target device’s boot file contains the IP addresses of up to four login Provisioning Servers, as well as other configuration information. The boot file lists the Provisioning Servers that a target device can contact to get access to the Provisioning Services farm. The server that is contacted may hand the target device off to a different Provisioning Server that is able to provide the target device with its vDisk.
An administrator must add Provisioning Servers to the boot file in order to provide a target device with the information necessary to make contact with the Stream Service.
When first configuring a Provisioning Server, the Configuration Wizard allows you to select to use the server, which is currently being configured, to provide TFTP services. If all target devices are on one network segment, there will typically be one TFTP server per farm. If target devices are on multiple network segments, and each segment is configured as an independent site, then one TFTP server per site (network segment) may be used.
Provisioning Servers can also be configured as login servers in the Console using the Configure Bootstrap dialog.
Select from either method to add Provisioning Servers to the boot file.